Under Secretary Mitchell to Address Higher Education Accrediting Advisory Committee

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U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell will deliver remarks to a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) Thursday in Arlington, Virginia.  The committee’s role is to advise the Secretary of Education on matters related to postsecondary accreditation and the eligibility and certification process for higher education institutions to participate in federal student aid programs.

It recommends to the Secretary whether accrediting entities’ standards are sufficiently rigorous and effective in their application to ensure that the entity is a reliable authority regarding the quality of the education or training provided by the institutions or programs it accredits.